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|Review: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W PSU|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:56|
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Verdict and Conclusion
To kick this section off, I have to say that I really like seeing a PSU dressed in something other than black! It's a refreshing change. The white looks great under UV as well, reflecting the dark purple nature of near-UV quite nicely.
The cables look nice as well, the sleeved cables are quite well sleeved and the SATA/Molex cables are all the flat ribbon sort.
Price wise the unit is decent, it goes for $90 currently on newegg: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mark III 600w, but comes with a $20 mail in rebate card. At $90 it's a bit overpriced, which is probably why it comes with the rebate card. At $70 it is a good value and definitely worth looking into.
The hard wired cables are an excellent selection, all of them will almost always be required for most builds.
I would like to see an additional PCIe power cable or two, two cables means you'll have to use Molex-PCIe adapters if you want to run a pair of mid range GPUs.
The fan is very quiet at idle and medium loads, and while it does get noisier at high loads it is entirely airflow noise and not obnoxious.
The box's claims fared well. The unit really does contain only Japanese 105c rated capacitors and it really can put out 600w. Ripple control was the only bit that didn't agree with the box, as mentioned in that section I'm not going to hold it against the unit.
Voltage regulation is decent, not fantastic but far from terrible. It certainly won't cause any issues.
To summarize, there are pros:
As with most things in this universe, there are cons as well:
All told this is a good power supply with fairly unique styling, I give it a 8.5/10 rating and a recommended badge!